Classic Toy Trains December 2011

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December 2011
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HOBBYISTS REVIVE A 60-YEAR TRADITION OF PUBLIC TRAIN DISPLAYS
By Mark Kellerman, Bob Mudis
Volunteers save an O gauge layout that's a long-standing holiday tradition in Santa Fe, N. Mex.
pg. 34

ELEVATE YOUR HOLIDAY LAYOUT
By Skip Natoli
This easy-to-build display provides room for both structures and trains.
pg. 36

NEW LIFE FOR A LIONEL NO. 221
By L. Ralph Grabowski
Using a boyhood Lionel steam engine, the author re-creates a famous New York Central poster.
pg. 38

UNDER-THE-TREE TRACK PLANS
By Kent Johnson
This trio of creative O gauge track plans leaves plenty of room under the tree for presents.
pg. 46

VISIT AN O GAUGE LAYOUT BUILT WITH LOVE AND IMAGINATION
By Roger Carp
Sharyl and Jon Engelhardt blend their modeling skills with beautiful results on their 15 x 31-foot railroad.
pg. 40

AN AMERICAN FLYER CHRISTMAS
By Roger Carp
Jack Lantz's layout recalls an S gauger's fondest memories.
pg. 48

10 STEPS TO LAYOUT SUCCESS
By Bob Anderson
Key lessons from the construction of a scenic O gauge layout.
pg. 48

BUILDING A NEW YORK CITY EL FROM THE "OLD NEIGHBORHOOD"
By Steve Garofalo
Re-creating memories on a transit-themed O gauge railroad.
pg. 58

LIONEL'S POSTWAR QUAD HOPPERS
By Roger Carp
Part 2 of our survey on these often-overlooked freight cars.
pg. 64

TUNE UP VINTAGE SMALL LIONEL STEAM LOCOMOTIVES
By Peter H. Riddle
Service Lionel's small and simple steamers with these step-by-step tips.
pg. 66
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